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Ukraine Plans New Sanctions Targeting Russian Medicines


Kiev is preparing new sanctions designed to hit Russia's pharmaceuticals industry, the Ukrainian government has announced.

The Ukranian Health Ministry is petitioning top officials in a bid to ban the import of Russian medications into Ukrainian territory. 

Uliana Suprun, acting head of the Ukrainian Health Ministry, announced the move on Facebook on Tuesday.

“We have sent a proposal to Ukraine’s cabinet to stop importing Russian medications into Ukraine,” Suprun wrote. “These will be the sanctions from the Ukraine’s Health Ministry against an aggressor country which has occupied and annexed Ukrainian land, violated human rights and imprisoned hundreds of people.”

Suprun's post also urged pharmaceutical companies to start bringing substitutes for Russian medications to the Ukrainian market. She also called on her followers to submit names of Russian medications which currently have no have Ukrainian or foreign equivalents.

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